8:30-9:00 Registration Parallel Session
9:00-9:30 Opening Honorable Speakers:
Maja Makovec Brenčič, Minister, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
Jadran Lenarčič, Director, Jožef Stefan Institute
(Research to Business)

Session I: Keynote Speeches

9:30-10:00 Research and Innovation
How to optimise collaboration between R&D and industry through optimising communication channels and constructing funding to influence the innovative society and the prosperity of national economy? What is the influence of innovation frameworks and national evaluations of PROs (with relation to funding) on the flow of technologies and the triple helix?
Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge
10:00-10:30 Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020
How to prepare for the Work Program 2018-2020
Topics covered in 2014 – 2015 and 2016 and 2017 and how to approach the last period.
Innovation excellence and funding in Europe; Using Innovation information as a competitive edge.” The aim of the talk is to show the importance of using available information in publications, patents, and other information in order to for example show why your proposal deserves funding?
Henric Rhedin, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg
10:30-11:00 Networking Break & Coffee

Session II: Spin-Out Creation

11:00-11:20 Start-up launch and early stage funding: case study Jean-Pierre Nozieres, eVaderis, France R2B
(Research to Business)
11:20-12:10 Best innovation with business proposition: pitch competition
Presentation of the selected business model proposals from the public research labs to the investors and technology transfer experts.
Pitch presentation: 5 minutes
Questions of the commission members: 7 minutes.
There are 6 groups of criteria that are covered in the evaluation process:
1. Overall situation of the case
2. Product/application advantage
3. Market attractiveness
4. Competitive situation
5. Technology maturity
6. Risk versus return
Evaluation Commission:
Domen Bole, Technology Park Ljubljana, Slovenia;
Uroš Glavan, DTK Murka, Slovenia;
Borut Kolmanič, SmartCon, Slovenia;
Vlado Miloševič, META Group, Slovenia/Italy;
Jean-Pierre Nozieres, eVaderis, France;
Tony Raven, Chief Executive, Cambridge Enterprise Limited, University of Cambridge, UK;
Henric Rhedin, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Sweden;
Borut Rismal, Pasadena, Slovenia
12:10-12:40 Spin-out funding
National funds and European perspective (SME instrument)
Silvi Serreqi, EASME
Igor Milek, National Contact Point, SPIRIT Slovenia (tbc)
Best Innovation Competition:
Evaluation commission meeting – winner selection.
Non-public part of the event!

Awards Ceremony

12:40-13:00 Awards for the Best Innovation with Business Proposition from Research Labs Honorable Speakers:
Members of the Evaluation Commission will present the winners
(Research to Business)
13:00-14:00 Lunch